Also: Defending The Wrights, UAL Fined, Bach Gets 'Puff' Back, Horry SC Hates Aviation, Boeing Tweaks 737MAX, Redbird Migration 2013!
We have good news about the Air Force Thunderbirds flying at airshows. Last week we reported that performances would resume on a very limited basis. Now we are told that two popular, high-visibility programs, the Thunderbirds and Wings of Blue parachute aerial demonstration teams, will return with full seasons. On the Washington front, Deborah A. P. Hersman was officially sworn in last week for a third two-year term as NTSB Chairman. Serving as Chairman since 2009, Hersman was nominated for a third term by President Barack Obama on August 1, and confirmed by the U.S. Senate on October 16. An undisclosed party is reportedly in talks with Beechcraft for the company's Hawker 4000 and Premier lines that went out of production when Beechcraft emerged from bankruptcy. Beechcraft CEO Bill Boisture said the company is "dangerously" close to a deal that would include Plant 3 in Wichita. All this... and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!
Airborne 11.01.13 is chock full of info about the half-week period ending Friday, November 1st, 2013... Presented by Aero-TV veteran videographer and Airborne Host Ashley Hale, and supported by ANN CEO/Editor-In-Chief Jim Campbell, Chief Videographer Nathan Cremisino, and Aero-Journalists Tom Patton, and Glen Moyer, this episode covers:
Ohio, North Carolina Legislators Join To Defend Wright Brothers' Legacy
Beechcraft Reportedly Courts Buyer For Jet Assets
Richard Bach Reunited With His SeaRey 'Puff'
Hersman, Hart Sworn In For Third Terms As NTSB Chairman And Vice Chairman
United Fined For Lengthy O’Hare Tarmac Delays In July 2012
Horry County, SC Looks To Restrict Flights Over Schools
Homebuilt Airplane Accident Rate Improving
Boeing Continues To Tweak 737 MAX Performance
Barnstorming: Innovation at Redbird's 2013 Migration
NASA's Orion Spacecraft Comes To Life
Air Force Thunderbirds, Bands Resume Outreach Operations In 2014
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